The following articles are related to the topic of JOHN THE BAPTIST

The Establishment of the Church of Christ

The precious organism known in the common versions of the New Testament as the church of Jesus Christ is a unique entity. Its pristine integrity must ever be preserved, and its beauty valued by every genuine Christian of the modern world. Similarities Between the Kingdom of Christ and the Kingdom of Israel The church is a body of baptized believers ... read more »

The Origin of Christianity

In logic there is a maxim known as "the law of the excluded middle." It asserts that a thing either is, or it is not. There is no "middle" ground. A line either is straight, or it is not straight. It cannot be partly straight and partly crooked. In such a case, the "partly crooked" portion would indicate that it ... read more »

What Is the “Gift of the Holy Spirit” in Acts 2:38?

To a multitude assembled on the day of Pentecost the apostle Peter declared: "Repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38, ASV). The identity of "the gift of the Holy Spirit," as that expression is ... read more »

Making Sense of the Bible

Some books you can take or leave-one way or the other, and it won't make much difference-if any. The Bible is not in that category. If you "leave" it, you've lost the most important body of information in the world-and the key to your access to heaven. If you "take" it (to be the word of God), you labor under ... read more »

Loving Life; Seeing Good Days

In his first epistle, Peter cites a phrase that quickly engages one's attention. "He that would love life, and see good days, let him ..." (1 Peter 3:10). Who could possibly resist not probing this captivating sentence for additional information? Who does not long to "love life"? Who does not cherish "good days"? The passage seems to provide the hope ... read more »

Matthew’s Use of the Term “Fulfilled”

The general thrust of Matthew's Gospel record is to establish, on behalf of the Hebrews, that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah of Old Testament Scripture. The Greek New Testament (Aland et al. 1983) lists approximately sixty-eight Old Testament references cited in the Gospel of Matthew. In addition, the technical expression, "it is written," in the perfect tense (gegraptai), ... read more »

A History of the Baptism Apostasy

The theme of baptism is one of the simplest and easiest to understand of most any theological subject in the New Testament. How tragic it is, therefore, that there should be so much confusion-indeed such uncommon error-in the community of "Christendom" regarding this important New Testament doctrine. According to The Exhaustive Concordance to the Greek New Testament (Kohlenberger et al. ... read more »

Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

Jesus Christ was the master teacher of all times. He taught in such a variety of ways. While he frequently spoke to the multitudes, he also spent considerable time in one-on-one situations. He gave kindly attention to the individual. John's Gospel account reveals one such incident. The record of Jesus' conversation with the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well, as contained ... read more »